Metallic-to-semiconducting nanotube conversion greatly improves transistor performance
New two-dimensional semiconductor has ideal band gap for solar harvesting
Synergistic effect discovered in layered quantum dot solar cells
Scientists enhance light emission in 2D semiconductors by a factor of 100
Researchers glimpse the inside of a photonic crystal
Black phosphorus is new 'wonder material' for improving optical communication
Phosphorus, a highly reactive element commonly found in match heads, tracer bullets, and fertilizers, can be turned into a stable crystalline form known as black phosphorus. In a new study, researchers from ...
Graphene nanoribbons grow due to domino-like effect
Lasers could produce much sought-after band gaps in graphene
Solving the solar cell power conversion dilemma
Light-controlling artificial diamond structures could lead to optical computers
New method allows for greater variation in band gap tunability
If you can't find the ideal material, then design a new one.
Revolutionary solar-friendly form of silicon shines
Silicon is the second most-abundant element in the earth's crust. When purified, it takes on a diamond structure, which is essential to modern electronic devices—carbon is to biology as silicon is to technology. ...
Toward a better understanding of bilayer graphene
Carbon's new champion: Theorists calculate atom-thick carbyne chains may be strongest material ever
(Phys.org) —Carbyne will be the strongest of a new class of microscopic materials if and when anyone can make it in bulk.